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July 8, 2020
Vol 75, Page 1



What They Say?

"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
— Rumi

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest."
— Confucius

"The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times."
— Paulo Coelho


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This Day for You - July 8


Vasco da Gama's first voyage to India

On this day in 1497, Vasco da Gama sailed from Lisbon with a fleet of four vessels, and he ultimately opened a sea route from western Europe to Asia by way of the Cape of Good Hope, ushering in a new era in world history.

You Share Your Birthday with:

1908 – V. K. R. Varadaraja Rao, Indian economist, politician, professor and educator

1972 – Sourav Ganguly, Indian cricketer. Read things you didn’t know about him in Inspiration today!

On this Day:

1954 – Bhakra Nangal Hydroelectric Project inaugurated by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru

1994 – North Korea’s “Great Leader” dies. Kim Il-Sung, the communist dictator of North Korea since 1948, dies of a heart attack at the age of 82.

1996 – The British pop band the Spice Girls released their debut single, Wannabe, which helped make them an international sensation.

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly born on 8 July 1972, is an Indian cricket commentator and retired national cricket team captain who is also the current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Some things you probably didn't know about Sourav Chandidas Ganguly:-

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-> Sourav’s parents gave him the nickname ‘ Maharaj’ which means prince. Later, Sourav had been nicknamed The Prince of Calcutta.

-> Ganguly was born a right-hander. Sourav wanted to use his elder brother's kit and his elder brother was left-handed. And thereafter he turned into a left-handed batsmen.

-> He is the only cricketer yet to have won four continuous Man of the Match Awards in ODIs.

-> Ganguly has scored 16 Test centuries and none of them ended up being a loss for India, an exceptional record.

-> Ganguly is known for supporting youngsters. Sehwag transmuted into an opener on Sourav’s insistence only, and even Javagal Srinath came back from retirement thrice on Sourav’s insistence.

-> Sourav was a big football fan since he was young but due to his elder brother's insistence, Sourav enrolled in a cricket academy.

-> After being dismissed from the Indian team, Ganguly had a personal bowling machine situated in his house to train his batting.

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Happy Birthday Paris!

The capital city of France, the city of lights, that is more than 2000 years old was founded today. Since 1951, people of Paris have been celebrating its birthday on 8 July. We get to know that the city of love and romance was founded around 250 BC by the Gaelic tribe called the Parisii. Here is a list of fun facts you didn't know about Paris…
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1) The Eiffel Tower was a temporary installment. It was built with the intention of celebrating the 1889 World Fair. The Eiffel tower was meant to stand for only 20 years.

2) As a roman city, the original name of Paris was ‘Lutetia’. But later, the residents of Paris who called themselves Parisii, named the place ‘Paris’.

3) On an average, 10 film or commercial shoots take place everyday. It is free to shoot in the beautiful streets of paris. But to shoot in a garden or museum, one has to pay a fee.

4) The longest street in Paris is rue Vaugirard in the 15th arrondissement and is 4360 meters long. Whereas the shortest street is rue des Degres in the 2nd arrondissement and is only 6 meters long.

5) Paris ranks number one in the world as the city which has the highest number of Libraries. It is a home to around 830 libraries in total.

What do you like the most about the city of Paris?

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Curiosity, 4 Mins
The Great Escape

All of us are aware of gravity. Gravitational force is a weak, attractive form of force between any two objects(yes, not just limited to big planets), which is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. Now, the gravity(or the acceleration due to gravity) of a particular object is the gravitational force per its unit mass by which it attracts any other object in its vicinity. In simple terms, gravity is what keeps us tethered to the surface of the earth. Try throwing a ball upwards with as much power as you can. It will eventually stop after attaining a highest point and return back to the earth. That’s gravity. But what if you could overpower gravity? What’ll happen then?

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If you could throw the ball with a velocity of 11.2 km/sec or higher, the ball would never return to earth. It would keep going up and up and would eventually be lost in the vacuum of space. This isn’t just restricted to the ball either. Rockets also have to have an initial velocity of at least 11.2 km/sec if they want to escape the earth’s gravitational force of attraction. This velocity is called the escape velocity of our earth. The formula for the same is v = √(2gR) , where g is the acceleration due to gravity of the earth and R is its radius. As both ‘g’ and ‘R’ is different for every celestial body, so is their escape velocity.

For example, the moon, having an acceleration due to gravity 16.6%, and a radius 27% of the earth, has an escape velocity of a mere 2.38 km/sec. At the same time, the escape velocity of the sun is a punishing 615 km/sec while for a black hole, it is infinity. That is why, nothing, not even light can escape its gravitational pull.

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Explore Indian Writers:
Read the delightful tales from the Malgudi Days by RK Narayan here:

Sit back, relax and have a fun virtual tour to the 2nd Largest Art Museum of the world - The State Hermitage Museum.


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For Windy: It’s breezy/ a gust of wind/ a blast of wind/ cool wind/ brisk wind/ fresh wind/ piercing wind.

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Your Official School NEWS Repo-s-ter

THE Happy Pill

Caribbean Island is On Track to Become The World’s First ‘Hurricane-Proof’ Country.

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Parent's Blog


By: Dr. Sulekha Kumari MBBS, MS(OBGY)
Working as a senior resident at Lady Hardinge Medical College &SSKH. I enjoy writing and being a spontaneous poet. I write poems in hindi , english, Shayari, and Stories.

Here is twenty first century
Life is rat race & everyone, in hurry
No moral, no love, no respect
It’s only I, Me & Myself
Gender equality, rape; still a debate
Jealousy with knife on the back & smile on the face
Religion, caste decide the poll & not thought
No opposition, praise only they sought
Single failure or trigger, they commit suicide
Homicide, molestation, violence is increasing high
No one can raise voice against
Democracy is at risk, but don’t mess
Relationship, commitment at its worst
Immorality at its best & let the morality rest
Child trafficking and their abuse, a luxury
People are seeing & eating their curry
I am the king & I am the dictator
Money wins everywhere, merit a mere spectator
Intolerance is on the rise
Either voice it or become wise
So, let moral education, a key part in curriculum
May patience, perseverance, joy come in their life & their capitulum.

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